kheer recipes | payasam recipes, collection of 31 kheer & payasam recipes

Collection of 31 tasty kheer and payasam recipes – kheer and Halwas are must in celebrative occasions in Indian homes. You can make them for special occasions like birthday’s or parties or when you want to have something sweet.

In north India, milk is used to make kheer. whereas in south India we call it payasam and often Coconut milk is used.

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kheer recipes, payasam recipes

Although most kheer recipes takes some time to prepare but they are so easy that even beginners can make them easily.

Here I am sharing a collection of kheer and payasam recipes which are posted on the blog. Hope this collection will be of help to you. I will be updating this collection as I add more kheer recipes in the blog.

You can also check this Sweets recipes collection:

31 kheer and payasam recipes:

1. Rice kheer – a favorite Indian dessert made with basmati rice, milk, nuts and saffron. To make this kheer more flavorful you can add saffron strands and dry fruits of your choice. We always add almonds, cashews and golden raisins along with saffron and cardamom.

rice kheer recipe

2. Semiya payasam recipe – one of the easiest sweets that can be made for any festive occasion is semiya payasam. semiya are vermicelli and payasam akins to pudding. Making seviyan payasam does not take much time and the entire dish can be brought together in a matter of about 20 to 25 minutes.

semiya payasam recipe

3. Sabudana kheer – sweet pudding made with tapioca pearls or sabudana and milk. We generally make sabudana kheer during the Navratri festival or during some of the fasting or vrat days. Another sweet dish you can make with sabudana is Sabudana ladoo recipe.

sabudana kheer recipe


4. Aval payasam recipe – delicious poha payasam made with flattened rice, ghee and milk. aval is the tamil name of poha. Poha is flattened rice and easily available in India. In the recipe I have used thick poha, but you can also use thin poha. Even red poha can be used. this poha payasam gets done in 20 to 25 minutes. So for festive occasions or on auspicious days, you can consider making payasam as one of the naivedyam, since they are easy to make.

aval payasam poha kheer recipe

5. Sheer khurma – a rich sweet dessert made with vermicelli, milk, dates, dry fruits and ghee. sheer korma is a rich Mughlai dessert and is made during festive occasion of eid ul-fitr.



6. Paal payasam – sweet and creamy simple South Indian kheer made with rice and milk. this is the simplest payasam recipe. Only four ingredients go in the payasam – rice, milk, sugar and ghee.

paal payasam recipe


7. Badam kheer recipe – a delicious creamy kheer made with blanched almond paste, milk and saffron. badam kheer recipe looks similar to Badam milk, but the taste as well as the consistency is different. Badam kheer is creamier and thicker as compared to badam milk which is a light refreshing beverage drink.

badam kheer recipe

8. Vermicelli kheer – vermicelli kheer is one of the easiest and most common kheer made during any festive occasion. Vegans can have a look at this Vermicelli pudding recipe. another sweet dish you can make with seviyan is Meethi seviyan.

vermicelli kheer


9. Moong dal payasam – delicious creamy moong dal payasam made with yellow moong lentils, jaggery and coconut milk. For more moong dal recipes, you can check this Collection of 33 moong dal recipes.

moong dal payasam


10. Phirni recipe – a classic creamy sweet pudding made with powdered rice, milk, almonds, saffron and cardamom. Sweetened with sugar. phirni is often made in north India on festive occasions or special celebrations like Diwali as well as for Karwa Chauth festival.

phirni recipe


11. Chana dal payasam recipe – this chana dal payasam also known as kadalai paruppu payasam is a delicious payasam variety made with coconut milk, chana dal, jaggery and cardamom powder.

chana dal payasam recipe

12. Makhana ki kheer – phool makhana kheer is a dessert that is often made during Navratri fasting or vrat. we generally use makhana during fasting as it makes for a good vrat or fasting food. Its light on the stomach and nutritious too. makhana is rich in calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, thiamine and zinc. Makhana have a neutral taste. You can spice it up the way you want.

makhane ki kheer recipe


13. Chawal ki kheer recipe – creamy smooth pudding or kheer made with leftover cooked rice, milk and sugar. Flavored with ground cinnamon and cardamom.

chawal ki kheer recipe


14. Pumpkin kheer –   a flavorsome, easy to prepare, traditional Navratri sweet dish with yellow pumpkin or kaddu.

pumpkin kheer recipe


15. Carrot payasam – creamy and smooth kheer made with carrots, jaggery and coconut milk.

carrot kheer recipe


16. Lauki kheer – easy recipe method to make kheer from bottle gourd or opo squash or dudhi or ghia. This lauki kheer can also be made during fasting days like Navratri or Ekadashi.

lauki kheer recipe


17. Sabudana payasam recipe – South Indian version of sabudana kheer. This sweet creamy dessert is also called as javvarisi payasam in tamil language. in this recipe you don’t need to soak sabudana, but do note that cooking sabudana without soaking takes more time than if they were soaked and cooked later.

sabudana payasam

18. Jackfruit payasam recipe – the payasam has the aroma and taste of jackfruit coupled with the flavors of coconut milk. You can easily make this recipe with ripe sweet jackfruit. this jackfruit payasam recipe is from the Kerala cuisine. Its called as chakka payasam or chakka pradhaman in malayalam and palapazham payasam in tamil.

jackfruit payasam

19. Nolen gurer payesh recipe – nolen gurer payesh is a delicious rice kheer made with date palm jaggery and rice. Nolen gurer payesh recipe is a winter delicacy as fresh date palm jaggery arrives in the markets in winters in west bengal.

nolen gurer payesh

20. Pineapple payasam – South Indian payasam made with pineapple, coconut milk and jaggery. use pineapple which is sweet and not sour. I always use fresh pineapple for desserts that I make. You can also use canned, but the fresh taste and flavors go very well in a dessert.

pineapple payasam recipe


21. Sooji kheer – a quick and easy kheer made with sooji (rava or cream of wheat). the sooji kheer recipe gets done in about 20 minutes and is so simple that even a newbie can make it easily. For more delicious sooji recipes you can check this Collection of 27 rava recipes.

sooji kheer recipe


22. Matar kheer recipe – unique but delicious kheer recipe made from fresh green peas (matar). A healthy sweet treat.

matar kheer recipe


23. Ragi kheer recipe – sweet dessert made with ragi flour (finger millet flour), milk, sugar, cardamom powder and ghee.

ragi kheer recipe


24. Paneer kheer – quick and easy cottage cheese kheer for the festive season. Ready in less than 25 minutes.

paneer kheer recipe


25. Oats kheer recipe – delicious kheer made with quick cooking oats or rolled oats, milk, ghee and dry fruits. For more oats recipes, you can check this Collection of 12 oats recipes.

oats kheer recipe


26. Corn kheer recipe – easy recipe of kheer made with fresh corn or makai. The kheer is made by first grinding corn kernels and then cooking them with milk.

sweet corn kheer recipe


27. Besan ki kheer – dark chickpea flour dates kheer/kale chane ki atte ki kheer. An easy to prepare, delicious, wholesome sweet dish for festive occasions.

besan kheer recipe


28. Rice payasam recipe – payasam recipe made with coconut milk and jaggery. Fusion between the Kerala rice payasam and the Konkani rice payasam. Vegan recipe.

rice payasam recipe


29. Samvat rice kheer – a creamy kheer made with samvat rice or barnyard millet. It is often made during vrat or fasting days. Samvat rice are also known as sama rice.

fasting kheer recipe


30. Orange kheer – a rare kheer made from oranges and milk.

orange kheer recipe


31. Rajgira kheer – simple easy dessert pudding made with amaranth grains. Can also be made for fasting or for Navratri vrat.

rajgira kheer recipe

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  1. Thank you so much for your numerous best recipes

    • Welcome Pramila

  2. Thank you so much for the delicious recipes…!

    • welcome shanthala.